Food for Health Seminar Series – Thomas Hoegemeyer

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Food Innovation Center (FIC) & Zoom

Dr. Thomas Hoegemeyer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present, "A History of Public Sector Maize Breeding and Genetics" at the Food for Health Seminar Series. Summary: Maize breeding and pure genetics began as a single field of endeavor. Hybrid breeding and improvement were part of a strategy to escape from the depression and subsequently became a key war effort. The 30 years following WWII were the "heyday" of public breeding efforts, and its success may have ensured its doom. FIC 277- auditorium & streamed via Zoom Reception: 30 minutes prior Seminar: Noon - 1PM Contact Allie Eaton for the Zoom link.

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